When medications make you sensitive to sunlight
Avoid sun exposure or wear sunprotective clothing and sunscreen if you're taking photosensitizing drugs.
Wear sunscreen, and avoid direct exposure to the sun.
You probably know to avoid alcohol or certain foods that can interfere with your medication. But sunlight, too, can cause a reaction when you take certain prescription drugs, such as some diuretics, antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-arrhythmics, antiseizure medicines, and antidepressants. "Most people are not aware that some medications can make them more sensitive to the sun. Unfortunately, they find out when they get a sunburn, especially in the summer months," says Dr. Laura Carr, a pharmacist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.